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Compostable chocolate box tray

25 October 2010 – UK retail chain Marks & Spencer is to introduce a corn starch-based Plantic tray to hold its Swiss chocolate range with an outer-box is made from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified cardboard. It is home compostable and will take around three weeks to break down. Under water it will dissolve in […]

NGOs criticise Hershey’s cocoa sourcing

16 September 2010 – NGOs and human rights groups have accused Hershey of sourcing cocoa from African farms that use forced and child labour in wide-ranging criticism of the US chocolate giant’s record on corporate and social responsibility. According to a report from Global Exchange, Green America, the International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) and Oasis […]

Chevler has first year’s success all wrapped up

14 September 2010 – Chevler, the South Wales-based manufacturer of baking cases and muffin wraps, has secured a number of contracts with distributors and commercial bakeries in continental Europe and North America. The company, which was created following a management buy-out in February 2009, has expanded its Cases product range by investing over £300,000 in […]

Kraft confirms confectionery category appointment

9 September 2010 – Kraft Foods has confirmed Mary Beth West as its new chief category officer. West has been the company’s chief marketing officer for the last three years. The new role will give her the duty to head up the confectionery, gum, chocolate and business global category teams in addition to leading the […]

Franz Haas at IBIE 2010

7 September 2010 – The Austrian Franz Haas Group will be represented at the International Bakery Industry Exposition by its member companies Franz Haas of America (Richmond), Haas-Mondomix from The Netherlands and its youngest member Haas-Meincke from Denmark, which was acquired only earlier this year. The group will display a biscuit depositing/extruding system type V50, […]

US confectioners urge Mexican border dispute resolution

2 September 2010 – A new 20 percent tariff on American chocolate and gum being shipped into Mexico has prompted an outcry from US confectioners, as the Mexican government has introduced a raft of new tariffs on American products. The tariffs, which range from five to 25 percent, have been introduced as a result of […]

Companies launch 150 new products at Sweet Brazil International 2010

27 August 2010 – Brazil’s largest sweets, confectionery and chocolates trade fair attracted huge number of visitors. The trade fair is the main event of the year for Brazil’s retailers, wholesalers and distributors of sweets, where they conclude 20% of their annual sales. Organised by ABICAB and ABAD [the Brazilian Association of Wholesalers and Distributors], […]

Max Brenner opens chocolate bar in Las Vegas

12 August 2010 – The Israeli Strauss Group’s Max Brenner chocolate cafe chain has opened its new Chocolate Bar in Las Vegas, US. It features a two-story restaurant and chocolate shop spanning around 1,000m2 with seating capacity of 280 a chocolate and gift shop, two rooms for private events, a take-out bar set up at the […]

Nestle reports strong growth

12 August 2010 – Nestlé Group has achieved an organic growth of 6.1% and an EBIT margin improvement to 15.1%, according to its latest profit report. The Food and Beverages business achieved 5.7% organic growth, which represents an acceleration over the corresponding period in 2009, particularly in Europe as well as in Asia, Oceania and Africa. […]

Cadbury boosts Kraft profits

6 August 2010 – Kraft’s acquisition of Cadbury has helped the US firm to post higher-than-expected profits despite a decline in its own North American sales. Kraft said net profit was $937m (£590m), up from $827m in the same period a year earlier earlier. Cadbury accounted for 90% of the 25% rise in Kraft’s net […]

NCA comments on labelling

5 July 2010 – The National Confectioners Association (NCA) has commented on Front-of-Pack labelling and Shelf Tag Nutrition Symbols. Alison Bodor, senior vice president of Public Policy, says, “NCA supports the important goal of reducing the childhood obesity epidemic in the United States and recognizes that FDA believes FOP labeling could bring about positive changes […]

New Canadian distributor for Glee Gum

3 August 2010 – Verve, the natural chewing gum manufacturer in the US, has announced a new partnership with Directa Distribution to distribute Glee Gum throughout Québec, Canada. Glee Gum is all-natural chewing gum with no artificial colouring, flavouring, sweeteners nor preservatives. It is the only gum in North America made with chicle – the […]

Hershey second quarter income falls 35%

30 July 2010 – Hershey’s second-quarter net income fell 35% because of charges for restructuring and to write down the value of a joint venture in India. However, revenue still rose as the company sold more in terms of volume on the back of raised advertising spending.  The company has left its earnings outlook for the […]

Almonds number one ingredient nut for second consecutive year

22 July 2010 –  Almonds were the leading nut used in new food products worldwide for the second year in a row, according to the 2009 Mintel Global New Products Database. The growth of new almond products from 2008 to 2009 (up 18%) outpaced both new food product introductions in general (up 15%) and new […]